Gameday Preview: #3 Cactus at #18 Bradshaw Mountain — Week 7
Who: #3 Cactus Cobras at #18 Bradshaw Mountain Bears
When: Friday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
Where: Bob Pavlich Field, Prescott Valley, Arizona
Courier Coverage: Follow sports writer Doug Cook on Twitter at @dougout_dc for updates on Friday’s game.
Broadcast: 95.9 KKLD
Coaches: Cactus — Joseph Ortiz (3rd season); Bradshaw Mountain — Bob Young (1st season)
Records: Cactus (4-2, 3-0 West Valley); Bradshaw Mountain (3-3, 3-3 Grand Canyon)
Last Meeting: Cactus 61, Bradshaw Mountain 23 (Aug. 25, 2017, in Prescott Valley, Arizona)
Last Week: Cactus — Beat #6 Northwest Christian, 20-19; Bradshaw Mountain — Lost to #15 Prescott, 32-10.
The Setting: Bradshaw Mountain, on a two-game losing streak, has the unenviable task of playing host to 4A No. 3-ranked Cactus, on a three-game winning streak, in its regular season finale on Friday the 13th at Bob Pavlich Field in Prescott Valley. The Bears suffered a deflating home loss to area rival Prescott last Friday, and they will have to play their best game of the 2020 season to stand a chance against the Cobras. Cactus has already clinched a state playoff berth, but the Cobras need a win to preserve their positioning among the Top 3 teams in the 4A power-point rankings.
Players to Watch: Cactus — QB/RB/DB Will Galvan, So.; RB/DB Damian Jiles, So.; WR Justin Gomez, Sr.; WR/DB Antonio Pratt, Sr.; DE/RB Justin Holmes, Jr.; LB Ata Teutupe, Jr.; DE/TE Riley Davies, Sr.
Bradshaw Mountain — QB/P/K Josh Grant, Sr.; QB/WR Grady Rose, So.; RB/CB/KR Elijah Acuna, Jr.; WR/CB/KR/PR Moi Hernandez, Jr.; TE/ILB Malachi Stephenson, So.; WR/DB Makhy Phetinta, So.; OLB Nick Foshee, Jr.; OLB Brock Fringer, Jr.; OL/ILB Michael Kelley, Jr.; OLB Aiden Ott, Jr.; DE Mason Stultz, Sr.; CB Blake Huenemeyer, Sr.
Weather Forecast: 39 degrees at kickoff, clear, 6 mph SSW; sunset at 5:25 p.m.